By: The Associated Press 05/09/11 5:44 PM
A former mental health center therapist has been charged with drug and sex activities involving teenage boys under her care.
Media outlets report 34-year-old Tressie Hayes of Julian faces charges of sexual abuse by a parent or custodian, delivery of a controlled substance and child abuse or neglect creating risk of injury.
A criminal complaint says Hayes worked at Prestera Center in Danville and used drugs and had sexual intercourse with two boys that she was counseling. Boone County Sheriff Rodney Miller says some of the activity allegedly occurred at Hayes' office. Miller says Hayes no longer works at Prestera.
Prestera declined comment.
Hayes was being held Monday evening at the Southwestern Regional Jail on $120,000 bond. An after-hours message left with her attorney, Wendle Cook, wasn't immediately returned.